• Kyodo


Saitama Prefectural Police said Thursday they have arrested a 24-year-old man for calling an ambulance and making a false statement indicating he might be infected with the Ebola virus.

Haruki Shimizu of Moroyama, Saitama Prefecture, is charged for fraudulent obstruction of business, as the phone call prompted six officials of the Sakado health care center to don protective clothing and rush to the district where he claimed he lives, according to Saitama prefectural officials.

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